Every business needs a communication plan to help tell their story. This requires dedicated minds that can develop and implement strategies for reaching new audiences and representing their brand. A degree in strategic communication prepares you to build these strategies by gaining knowledge in marketing, writing for digital media and learning the science of human interaction.
A bachelor’s degree in strategic communication from Cornerstone University will prepare you for multiple career tracks, including social media, corporate communications, public relations, marketing, project management, event planning and more. Strategic communicators are highly sought after in the job market for their ability to create compelling oral and written content in a variety of forms, organizational skills and ability to understand and connect with people.
Our graduates acquire communication-based positions all over the country and across the world. They become content writers, marketing strategists and even professors. Their Cornerstone education equips them with the transferable skills, adaptability and strong Christian foundation necessary to truly influence the world for Christ as they serve as the voices of the organizations they represent.
Through this program, you will develop relational and critical thinking skills to drive you toward your goals. Through hands-on simulations and campaigns in public relations, persuasive communication, social media and speech, you will strengthen core communication skills in interpersonal, intercultural, mediated and group communication.
Skills in crafting messages, interacting with people, critical thinking and strategic planning are among the most sought after by employers and leaders in sectors that span the organizational landscape. A strategic communication degree from Cornerstone prepares you for a variety of positions within corporate, nonprofit, academic, health care and ministry contexts, to name a few.
Social Media Content Creators
Social Media Marketers and Managers
Public Relations Specialists and Managers
Event Planners and Coordinators
Corporate Communications Directors
Human Resources Managers
Development and Fundraising Specialists
International Affairs Liaisons
Public Affairs Specialists
We have partnered with hundreds of organizations across West Michigan who cultivate and inspire our students to achieve more. Since virtually all organizations are looking for someone to tell their story, our interns work in a wide variety of organizations. These experiences ensure that you will leave Cornerstone with real-world experience that has equipped you for whatever is next.
Berkeley Hills Community Church
Urban Family Ministries
Hire for Hope LLC
Susan G Komen of Michigan
Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation
Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
As a student in the Communication, Media & Music Division, you will have the opportunity to study communication from a cultural perspective through a two-week study abroad trip in Ireland, London or Jordan.
Of students are working or enrolled in graduate school.
Of graduates are genuinely interested in what they are doing.
We have a passion for connection.
Communication students at Cornerstone don’t sit in a classroom all day. They visit news stations, collaborate on advertising campaigns and plan special events. They are visible on campus and in the community and make a tangible impact wherever they go.
The strategic communication program at Cornerstone is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom.
Strategic communication is a multifaceted program with hundreds of opportunities available. Our students integrate communication with marketing, ministry, nonprofit administration and even psychology. The possibilities are endless.